Duration:
1 year
Intakes: 

2021: February

Location: 
Fees: 

2021: A$8,921*
* fee per semester

Application due dates:
We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Overview

Kick off your career in the sports industry with a Diploma of Sport at Victoria University Polytechnic.

You’ll learn how to plan and deliver sports coaching sessions and strength and conditioning programs. Learning from current industry professionals, you’ll gain skills and knowledge in:

  • sport coaching
  • sport integrity
  • sport marketing
  • project management
  • sport psychology, and
  • customer service.

You’ll also develop valuable skills in project management, sport safety and risk management, facilitation and organisational risk management.

As a student of a leading sports university, you will have access to world-class facilities, sports research and our extensive network of sport partners.

Victoria University is one of Australia's most recognisable sport universities. We have an outstanding reputation in sport, exercise science, health and fitness.

We have gained this name through our extensive offering of sport-related courses and our world-class facilities. Also unique to VU is our significant research and partnerships, as well as our leading academic staff.

We have the largest number of students enrolled in sport courses, and more sports industry partners than any other university. We also have the most graduates working in the sport industry.

Our sport and exercise centre at the Footscray Park Campus has the most comprehensive range of sport and exercise science facilities in the southern hemisphere.

The Institute for Health and Sport features the most advanced sport and exercise technology available.  The facility is used by students, researchers, professional sports teams and community organisations.

At the Victoria University Community Sports Stadium you will learn alongside sport and recreation professionals. This stadium is a joint initiative with the Western Bulldogs.

Our facilities include:

  • exercise physiology labs
  • altitude hotel
  • biomechanics labs
  • motor learning and skilled performance labs
  • heat chambers
  • motor control and biofeedback labs
  • integrated teaching and learning facilities.

VU has strong partnerships with more than 350 local, national and global organisations across the sport, exercise and recreation industries. These partnerships inform the content of our courses and provide joint research opportunities.

Our partnerships provide great opportunities for your career development including:

  • exciting work placement opportunities
  • environments for collaborative learning.

Our partners include:

  • Western Bulldogs Football Club
  • Australian Institute of Sport
  • Victorian Racing Club
  • Australian Sports Commission
  • Real Madrid Football Club Foundation
  • Beijing and German Sports Universities
  • Sport Australia Hall of Fame
  • National Heart Foundation
  • VicHealth
  • National Ageing Research Institute
  • Football Federation Victoria
  • Tennis Australia
  • Western Health
  • Australian Football League (AFL).

This course is delivered through Victoria University Polytechnic’s award-winning blended learning model that combines face-to-face workshops with flexible, user-friendly eLearning activities.

VU’s Learning Hubs are welcoming spaces where you can improve your study and employability skills.

Our students can attend Learning Hubs at one of five VU campuses. We offer maths, writing, careers and English-language advice, and show you effective ways to study and manage your time.

Our programs include:

  • workshops
  • drop-in sessions
  • peer mentoring
  • maths and writing resources
  • resume and career guidance.

We also have accessibility support services and counselling services available for all students.

 

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Career outcomes

Possible career opportunities emerging from the completion of SIS50319 Diploma of Sport include:
  • High performance coach;
  • Sport development manager, and;
  • Sports Talent manager.

(Titles may vary across sport industry i.e. recreation officer etc) at community based sports clubs or sport, recreation or fitness organisations.

Students will be awarded a coaching specialisation within this course. They will obtain a sport specific coaching accreditation, which will enable them to take up positions as a sport-specific coach (e.g. AFL) in industry. They will also complete a series of general coaching certifications online and gain experience-coaching participants at various levels/age groups helping build their graduate capability and industry networks.

Course structure

To be awarded SIS50319 Diploma of Sport, a student must successfully complete a total of fourteen (14) units comprising of:

  • three (3) core units, and;
  • eleven (11) elective units, consisting of:
  • at least nine (9) units from the elective units in qualification structure, and;
  • up to two (2) elective units which can be selected from elsewhere in the SIS Training Package, or from any other current Training Package or accredited course.

Packaging Rules for each specialisation:

  • all Group A electives must be selected for award of the Diploma of Sport (Coaching);

Specialisations:
The Victoria University Polytechnic currently offers the following specialisation(s):

  • Coaching.

VU Polytechnic delivers the electives listed in the ‘course structure and units’ below. These electives have been selected based on industry needs, graduate pathways and/or student and teacher feedback. Alternative suitable electives are only available via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT).

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group F

Imported

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers:

Previous completion of units at the Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by the Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to pursue a range of roles within the Australian sport industry.

They work or volunteer at community-based sport clubs and organisations in the Australian sport industry.

Individuals with this qualification are involved in the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and support to colleagues. They work autonomously and coordinate and supervise others.

Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course. Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency.

Entry requirements

Completion of an Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
IELTS 5.5 or equivalent
This vocational sector typically requires a current and satisfactory Working with Children Check. A Working with Children Check can be obtained from:
- Working with Children Check - http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Find out if you meet the entry requirements, including English language and academic requirements.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

On completion of this course you will be guaranteed entry into the following degree and in some cases receive credit for your study:

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be guaranteed entry only.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 108 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 48 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 72 credit points of study.

You will be credited for up to 96 credit points of study.

Find out more about our study pathways to VU

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

We are currently accepting applications for this course.

Methods of applying:

International students can apply directly to Victoria University using our online application system, or apply through an education agent.

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If you have questions about your application, you can:

Information and fees listed above are for non-resident students. Fees are accurate at the time of viewing and will be subject to annual increases. Some courses require students to purchase equipment or clothing that they will need in the course. These equipment or clothing costs are not included in the course fees listed above – check your Letter of Offer for an estimate on non-tuition-fee-related expenses.

VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this course information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that course information is current with the Student Contact Centre.